We know that Grounder Commander Lexa is dead (at least in a physical sense), but that doesn’t mean we won’t see Alycia Debnam-Carey reprise the role some time in the future.
(Bear with us; we’re trying to provide some hope here.)
The executive producer of the The 100, Jason Rothenberg, told Variety that we could get to see Lexa in the show again. In response to the question, “Is there a chance we might see Lexa again in some form?”, he said:
Without being too spoilery, the flame [the AI that looked like a spider] that came out of Lexa collects the spirits of the Commanders … if that’s true, then I do believe that people could anticipate perhaps seeing her again in that way, somehow.
We could see Lexa once or twice more in a dream sequence or in some type of mystical reincarnation aspect as she passes her spirit and the spirit of the Commanders before her down to the next one — either Aden or the other Nightblood who was with the Queen of Azgeda.
Or, perhaps, we could see Lexa return as an AI — like A.L.I.E.
Regarding the reincarnation aspect, Rothenberg said, “We’d talked about reincarnation as the way that the Grounder leaders had been selected in Season 2, and I didn’t want to dispense with that as an idea; I didn’t want to say it was nonsense, which Clarke was obviously clearly thinking that it was, but I also didn’t want to say that it was actual spiritual mystical reincarnation. So then I struck upon the notion of a technological reincarnation, and everything fell into place there. And obviously, if you’re going to tell that story, to be reincarnated you kind of have to pass away first. So it all came together in my thinking, and it’s tragic on some level because nobody loves Lexa more than I do, and Alycia has been a joy to work with and loves the character, and she and Clarke have such great chemistry. I would’ve made her a series regular in a second if I could, but that couldn’t happen.”
Who knows? The possibilities are endless on a show like The 100 which likes to fold in on itself to reveal new information. (How about the story of the thirteenth station, Polaris! I loved that part.)
After tearing our hearts out and stomping all over them (We feel your pain, Clarke.), we certainly hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Alycia Debnam-Carey on The 100.
Notwithstanding, you can still see her on Fear the Walking Dead.
The next episode of The 100, “Terms and Conditions”, airs on Thursday, March 10th, at 9pm EST on The CWSuperFable